A House Made of Splinters

A House Made of Splinters

Czech premiere

The war in eastern Ukraine has divided families and caused many people to fall into darkness and addiction. Children whose parents are unable to take care of them are now waiting in an institution near the battle lines for a decision on their future.

The film fully reveals the consequences of parental failure, which forces children to make adult decisions. Often the goal of the institute’s residents is not to get back to their parents, but rather to make the best possible impression on potential foster parents and thus avoid a state orphanage. This moving documentary follows stories in which the main aspects of childhood are erased. At the same time, however, it depicts the power of relationships, both with caregivers and with other children with traumatic family experiences. The film, in which Danish director Simon Lereng Wilmont revisits eastern Ukraine, received the award for best director in its category at Sundance 2022.

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About the film

Denmark, Sweden, Ukraine
2022 / 87 min.

Director
Simon Lereng Wilmont

Language
Russian, Ukrainian

Subtitles
Czech, English

Director

Simon Lereng Wilmont

Simon Lereng Wilmont

2022 - A House Made of Splinters
2019 - Bird Boy
2017 - The Distant Barking of Dogs

Screenings

24. 3.
20:30 h
Praha: Světozor VS
Discussion
Simon Lereng Wilmont, director
27. 3.
19:45 h
Praha: Evald
Discussion
Simon Lereng Wilmont, director
28. 3.
18:30 h
Praha: Městská knihovna MS
Discussion
Ladislav Samek, founder and director of Children in Action

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